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Jacobs Shield

"Butler Pairs" Championship

One qualifying round is held each month from May to April (12 sessions). This competition is now scored by Cross-IMPS. 

Butler scoring was used prior to 2013. Cross-IMP scoring is generally thought to be more accurate than the Butler method as all the results are used.  Scores for each pair are IMPed against all the other scores on the board and the average swing calculated.  Scores tend to be 10% smaller than by using the Butler method and will have non-integer values.  The bidding/play tactics you have used for Butler Pairs are entirely appropriate for Cross-IMP scoring.

The Jacobs Shield is awarded to the pair with the four best scores..

George and Joyce Jacobs were early members of the Club. George was also sometime County Chairman. The original shield was filled by 2001 so was replaced by the Club with a larger one in 2002.

Current standings:



Winners

Year Winner
2016-17Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty
2015-16
John Liebeschuetz & Julian Wightwick
2014-15 Mike Seaver & Simon Barb
2013-14 John Liebeschuetz & Julian Wightwick
2012-13 Mike Seaver & Rod Oakford
2011-12 John Liebeschuetz & Julian Wightwick
2010-11 John Liebeschuetz & Mike Seaver
2009-10 Paul Fegarty & Catherine Curtis
2008-09 Rod Oakford & Jonathan Mestel
2007-08 Paul Fegarty & Catherine Curtis
2006-07 Rod Oakford & Victor Milman
2005-06 Paul Fegarty & Catherine Curtis
2004-05 Paul Fegarty & Catherine Curtis
2003-04 John Turner & Ann Curtin
2002-03 Eryl Howard & Eric Campbell
2001-02 Rod Oakford & Sue Oakford
2000-01 Don McFarlane & Alistair Brodie
1999-00 Sonia Zakrzewska & Gareth Birdsall
1998-99 Don McFarlane & Alistair Brodie
1997-98 Cynthia Kirkby & Bob Speller
1996-97 C.Ashment & J.Young
1995-96 Mrs.C.Kirkby & R.Speller
1994-95 Mrs.A.Curtin & J.Turner
1993-94 F.Hinden & T.Townsend
1992-93 Mrs.C.Kirkby & R.Speller
1991-92 Mrs.A.Curtin & J.Turner
1990-91 S.T.Siklos & J.Wightwick
1989-90 Mrs.C.Kirkby & R.Speller
1988-89 D.J.Harrison & A.Johannsson
1987-88 B.R.Sharp & Mrs. B. Elderfield
1986-87 Dr.K Talbot & Dr.D.C.Talbot
1985-86 Mrs.C.Kirkby & Mrs.V.Lax
1984-85 Mrs. V. Farrer & A.Schechter
1983-84 Mr.& Mrs.P Burrows
1982-83 Mr. & Mrs. R.C.Langridge
1981-82 Mr. & Mrs. R.C.Langridge
1980-81 Mrs.C.Kirkby & I.S.Aldridge